Bandipora, Feb 11: Bandipora Working Journalist Association has disowned Hidayatullah Parrey, posing as journalist and blackmailing people including government officials in the name of journalism in Bandipora district.
In a statement BWJ Spokesman said that one person namely Hidayatullah Parrey from Hajin is in no way associated with any media organisation and neither a member of Bandipora Journalists Association. “He is misusing the names of several media organizations in Bandipora and BWJ would soon take a legal course against this habitual offender,” the statement said.
“Hidaytullah Parrey is blackmailing people in the name of journalism in Bandipora district. Such acts by this person give a bad name to this noble profession and as such is disowned by BWJ, ” they added.
BWJ spokesman urged government officials of district Bandipora not to acknowledge and accommodate this habitual offender in the name of journalism.
“Before inviting any journalist to any official function in Bandipora the concerned government departments should get details of journalists registered with the Information Department Bandipora. We have already submitted a list of journalists working in Bandipora district to Information Department Bandipora. Government departments are requested to get the detailed list as it would help in smooth functioning, ” the statement added.